Hohenstein: Sunshine of Scrutiny on PhilaDAO

I voted ‘yes’ on HR216 which creates a Special Committee to investigate the gun violence in Philadelphia and focuses on the District Attorney’s role in it. I voted ‘no’ in committee because I believe that we should look at the entire state of Pennsylvania where there are DA’s who have committed crimes and counties with greater increases in crime than Philly. My final ‘yes’ vote is a recognition that the Philadelphia District Attorney does need to be accountable, but the truth is that we all need to be accountable. I hope the Special Committee takes a serious look at gun violence and gets the ball rolling on real change.